George Duke, 67

via NPR: George Duke, the legendary jazz keyboardist, died on Monday, his publicist tells NPR.

Duke’s career spanned five decades and he always straddled the line between disparate genres, collaborating with artists such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, George Clinton and some of Brazil’s top musicians.

— more from NPR here …

Already, I’m watching remembrances bloom across social media — a diverse collection of musican friends who have played with Duke in a cross-section of settings. My favorite comment thus far:

“his music served as the soundtrack for a coming of age movie starring me. thank you george. you will live forever in your music.”

“Play on…”

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